The EPCC is a standing committee of the Pitt Public Health Council. It is composed of one elected faculty member from each department, and two representatives of the Pitt Public Health student body—one at the doctoral and one at the master's level. The associate deans for student affairs and education, the assistant dean for student affairs, and the director of the MMPH program are ex-officio, non-voting members. Faculty members are elected by each department and student members are selected annually by the Pitt Public Health student body, which is organized by the assistant dean for student affairs. The chair of the EPCC must be chosen from the elected faculty representatives currently serving on the committee at their first meeting of the academic year. This meeting will be chaired by the outgoing chair. The election will be by secret ballot, with the results tallied immediately by the committee support staff person. The president of the FSEC will inform the Pitt Public Health Council of the results.